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question about sway bars and toe arms

so my suspension is almost done i got drilled slotted rotors then kyb struts and skunk 2 coilovers and a hyperflex bushing kit and new tires ohhh and a rear lower tie bar and strut bar front and rear. now my question is should i even buy sway bars and new performance toe bars or is it pointless to do this if im not really racing my car?
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Re: question about sway bars and toe arms

sway bars will have more of an effect on your cars handling than about 75% of all the parts you just listed.
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Re: question about sway bars and toe arms

New sway bars are good... but if you don't do any autox or any aggressive driving, then I wouldn't have even gotten the other stuff you already got. I'd go ahead and finish it up with some sway bars, but its up to you.
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Re: question about sway bars and toe arms

rear sway bar is one of the best suspension improvements you can make
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Re: question about sway bars and toe arms

Rear lower tie bar is just bling, doesn't help performance, nonetheless I plan on getting one lol. and what kind of KYB struts? please don't say GR-2's your sk2 coilovers spring rates are too much for the GR-2's and will blow them prematurely..

And yea like Nick and E said, the sways will make the biggest difference. Get BOTH the FRONT AND REAR, don't listen to what others say, trust me i learned the hard way. For a DD having both will greatly decrease body roll. The reason others say only get the rear sway bar is because it does give you more control of the car, and for DD'in in the sticky situation it is dangerous.
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Re: question about sway bars and toe arms

And don't forget to strengthen your rear sway bar to chassis mount or it will more than likey snap off and really ruin a great set-up.
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Re: question about sway bars and toe arms

wow i didnt think they made that big of a difference but i guess i will go and buy some them
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Rear lower tie bar is just bling, doesn't help performance, nonetheless I plan on getting one lol. and what kind of KYB struts? please don't say GR-2's your sk2 coilovers spring rates are too much for the GR-2's and will blow them prematurely..

And yea like Nick and E said, the sways will make the biggest difference. Get BOTH the FRONT AND REAR, don't listen to what others say, trust me i learned the hard way. For a DD having both will greatly decrease body roll. The reason others say only get the rear sway bar is because it does give you more control of the car, and for DD'in in the sticky situation it is dangerous.
Why would it be dangerous to just have a rear sway bar for a DD?
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Why would it be dangerous to just have a rear sway bar for a DD?
It will make the car more prone to oversteer.
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Re: question about sway bars and toe arms

Yea I figured that was why lol.
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Re: question about sway bars and toe arms

Yeah i took a turn too fast and trying to control the car i oversteared right into a dirt hill mount.
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Re: question about sway bars and toe arms

^Ouch! yea convinced me to definitely find a good front sway as well! I'm definietly going with the progress rear though!
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Re: question about sway bars and toe arms

from what ive read/seen/even installed... on a prelude... the better "stiffening" or "cornering" component is the rear sway bar w/ adjustable links.
the front is not worth changing. stock front sway bar is good enough. i have a progressive sway bar on my lude.... HUGE difference... i have the under ties and upper strut bars... but none compare to what the sway bar has done.
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is anyone running the tanabe sway bar?
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is anyone running the tanabe sway bar?
Too lazy to check but I'm pretty sure is the standard 1" aftermarket diameter, if it is then its the same as my ST bar and man do I love that thing.

BTW: The bar should come with poly bushing and brackets but just in case you get them used like i did for $40( yes be jealous ) then. I recommend going to what ever whats store and picking up the energy suspension 1"(or the exact size of the bar you get) sway bar bushing and brackets since you stockers aren't going to fit at all.
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from what ive read/seen/even installed... on a prelude... the better "stiffening" or "cornering" component is the rear sway bar w/ adjustable links.
the front is not worth changing. stock front sway bar is good enough. i have a progressive sway bar on my lude.... HUGE difference... i have the under ties and upper strut bars... but none compare to what the sway bar has done.

Correct, just running a thicker rear sway bar is much better for performance and control of the car, BUT if your not experienced enough to handle and throw around your car with complete control(auto-x or road course NOT everyday driving) then it could end up bad and a crash as my case lol.
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from what ive read/seen/even installed... on a prelude... the better "stiffening" or "cornering" component is the rear sway bar w/ adjustable links.
the front is not worth changing. stock front sway bar is good enough. i have a progressive sway bar on my lude.... HUGE difference... i have the under ties and upper strut bars... but none compare to what the sway bar has done.
Were did you get the endlinks for it? And which ones lol. I read that the ones from progressive suck. Also did you order it from their website?
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is anyone running the tanabe sway bar?
i have full tanabe suspention i think

my sway bars are bright red as well as my suspention bar under my hood
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